Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations 2022

​​​​​​​​The main purpose of the Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations 2022 is to outline the operational and data requirements of landfill and resource recovery facilities. This includes:

  • the landfill levy amount
  • data reporting requirements, ​infringements and penalties
  • some application of funds from the Waste and Resource Recovery Account

The Regulations are associated to the Waste and Resource Recovery Act, which sets out the establishment of the Waste and Resource Recovery Board​​ and introduces a state-wide levy on waste disposed to landfill. 

More information on the Act is available on the webpage Waste and Resource Recovery Act.​​ 

The landfill levy will have a staggered introduction over 4 years, with the intention of starting at $20 per tonne and rising to $40 and then $60 at 2 yearly intervals. In the regulations, these amounts are to be expressed in fee units (as closely as possible to the modelled rounded dollar value) to ensure the amounts continue to be adjusted in real terms through time. 

Public Consultation

​Public submissions have now closed on the draft Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations. 

Supporting material:

 Draft Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations 2022 - Consultation Draft (PDF 313Kb)

 Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations 2022 - Explanatory Paper (PDF 408Kb)

 Regulatory Impact Statement - Tasmanian Waste Levy Impact Study (Urban EP Report)  (PDF 3Mb)


Next Steps

​After the consultation period (Phase 1), two important phases will follow before the landfill levy is implemented.

Phase 2 - Landfill Levy ​Readiness Gra​nt S​cheme - guidelines and fur​ther information is available at the link. 

Phase 3Landfill Levy Awarene​​ss Resources - ​further information available at the link. 



Contact

Waste Initiatives
Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Email: Waste.Initiatives@nre.tas.gov.au